Ambitious Full Tilt Poker opened its card room in 2004 and has quickly become one of the major players in online poker, perhaps because of their successful promotional image as “the home of the stars”, housing profiles like Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Andy Bloch, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Jennifer Harman, and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson.
Full Tilt Poker offers a 100% first deposit bonus up to $600 and you can choose between 14 different deposit methods. The tournament variety is wide, and tournaments start frequently, often with several tournaments starting every three minutes in addition to multi-table Sit&Go; tournaments. A full table at Full Tilt consists of 9 players instead of the usual 10.
The modern Full Tilt Poker tournament setup is equipped with most variants, limits, formats and features. Knockout tournaments are particularly popular and used as format for tournaments such as the Sunday Brawl which is the second largest weekly tournament on Full Tilt Poker and also one of many Guaranteed Tournaments played on a daily basis. Full Tilt Poker tournaments have synchronized breaks.
Every time you play for real money, you are rewarded with Full Tilt Points (FTPs). You can redeem your FTPs for exclusive merchandise from the Full Tilt Store, and you can register in tournaments that list their buy-in in FTPs. In Sit&Go; tournaments you earn 7 points for every $1 in tournament fees. Full Tilt Poker accepts US players and there are no tax free winnings within the EU.
The Full Tilt Poker tables are surrounded by seats with random characters in them. You can choose from a selection of backgrounds which changes one you reach a final table. Tournaments can be found in all ranges of buy-ins, and the tournament structure varies from super turbo to super stacks. Tournament rake is lower than usual, and the site offers tournament dollars, loyalty points and satellite tournament tokens.
Every year Full Tilt Poker sets up the FTOPS which is a massive series of guaranteed tournaments. They have also introduced the Mini TFOPS with similar tournaments with lower buy-ins. You can usually find many tournaments around the clock, but the tournament peak time seems to be around midnight CET.